Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton led the way in FP2 of F1 Portuguese GP from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.
The start of F1 Portuguese GP FP2 session was delayed due to drain cover coming lose. They pushed the session by 10 minutes as they continued fixing it. Once it started, it was smooth sailing and was run for a full 60 minutes with no interruptions.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton led the way with a 1m19.837s lap, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (1m19.980s) in a sandwich, where Valtteri Bottas (1m20.181s) was on the other side in the Top 3, as Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz (1m20.197s) slotted in a solid fourth.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso (1m20.220s) had a good time to be fifth, leading teammate Esteban Ocon (1m20.235s), with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc (1m20.360s) slotting in seventh from McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m20.418s).
The Top 10 was rounded out by Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll (1m20.427s) and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez (1m20.516s), with the latter unable to get a clean run due to a Haas coming in the way. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly was 11th from McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Williams’ George Russell continued his good run in 13th with AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda 14th from Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel, who continued his learning curve. The two Alfa Romeo Racing cars slotted in 16th and 17th, respectively.
It was Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi, where the latter returned to action after missing FP1, as he led Haas’ Mick Schumacher, Williams’ Nicholas Latifi and Haas’ Nikita Mazepin, to round out the 20 runners in F1 Portuguese GP.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for the latter three, where Schumacher faced power loss in the middle of the session, but was able to continue on. Latifi had an off in the gravel, while Mazepin had a similar off but managed to keep it off the gravel.
A strong session for @LewisHamilton 💪
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Here’s how F1 Portuguese GP FP1 panned out